I believe that the Bible teaches about a purgatorial hell. And Bill Wiese's vision is consistent with a purgatorial hell.
I still maintain that demons coming into your prison cell and breaking your 'bones' and torturing you is 100 percent from pagan mythology.
For the most part, the best chance for reaching evangelicals with universalism is a strong biblical and patristics argument for a purgatorial hell.
From my experience, the ONLY thing that reaches them is personal brokeness and a powerful revelatory encounter with the truth of God, specifically in matters pertaining to His 'big picture'.
From George W. Hawtin:
"The inability of God's people to understand and accept the restitution of all things, which was spoken of by all the prophets since the world began, may be traced to three great faults in our traditional teaching.
Firstly, very, very few people are familiar with the truth that there is a coming age which the Bible names the dispensation of the fullness of times (Eph. 1: 10), and that that age above all others has been specially set aside for the work of reconciling all things in heaven and in earth and bringing all things into Christ. The age, as I will point out presently, is the Age of the Ages. It is the greatest age of all ages and is the time in which the Almighty God brings to completion the unfailing Word spoken before time began, "Let Us make man in Our image and after Our likeness."
Secondly, God's people fail to see the final restitution of all things because they also fail to see the greatness of the work of Christ and the all-inclusive faith which God the Father has in that marvelous work of redemption.
Thirdly, and perhaps most important of all, is the failure of God's people to see that all things are of God, that He is working all things according to the Counsel of His own will. Nothing has ever gone wrong with the merciful purpose of God.
Once these three truths become clear to the spiritual mind of a devout child of God, then the mysteries of the ages disperse like mists before the rising sun and all the parts of the puzzle begin to fall into their appointed place to form a perfect blueprint of the progression of God's purpose through the ages".
James, I appreciate your heart in wanting others to understand the truth of God, but I think to see this as a simple shift from 'eternal' hell to 'temporary' hell only scratches the surface of the huge divide between those who understand that God planned all this and those who think something went terribly wrong, and God is doing 'damage control'.
In any case, I see Bill W's understanding of scripture as severely lacking, and therefore conclude that he had a terrible demonically inspired experience.